Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an oral test tomorrow, so we practiced the five different questions her teacher could possibly ask her as if it were the test. I gave her feedback after she finished answering each question, and then at the end we repeated each question. She really got the hang of conjugating each verb in the preterite and imperfect tenses according to what the question required. She made lots of progress in the fluidity with which she responded to the questions, and in the pronunciation of several tricky verbs."
"We did the first lesson in a beginning Chinese book. It introduces Chinese names and is a short dialogue on asking someone what their name is. We also learned the student's Chinese name, and we practiced asking one another our Chinese names."
"Summarized format of the ACT with student, preparing him for what to expect on the practice exam. Reviewed with student portions of each section of one practice test in order to familiarize student with the types of questions and format of questions asked. Made plans for upcoming tutoring sessions with student and mother."
"The student and I reviewed a Science test he took two weeks ago. We had been focusing on Math the last few weeks because he had been doing pretty well on Science tests. Next week, we will review the Math test Lucas took, and I will give Lucas more Science practice."
"We just finished covering chapter 8 today and reviewed a bit. The student said that he will be having a test sometime next week. He did well on the derivative part of this chapter and the growth/decay word problems, but he still needs a bit more practice on the integration of exponential and logarithm functions."
"This session the student and I finished going over the last major type of logic game - sequencing games. We reviewed how to diagram sequencing rules in a way that shows exactly which variables are related to which and how, but also shows which variables are not related to each other at all. We then did one full sequencing game together. The student did well on this, and with some practice keeping her variables straight she will be fine on these types of games. I gave her one more to work on her own. She said that she worked through all of the games I gave her last time and didn't have trouble with any of them. We then moved on to logical reasoning, starting with assumption questions. We discussed the two different types of assumption questions (supporter and defender) and how to identify each. We then went through a bunch of assumption questions together before moving on to flaw questions. We went through all of the different types of flaw questions and did a question set with flaw questions."
"The student completed a logical reasoning and logic games section. He is still struggling a bit with details which will be the key to getting him at 165 or above. He is scoring at about 160-162 right now."
"Reviewed reading comprehension questions that student did not understand. Went through several logic games that student struggled with."
"We covered sequencing games in the logic games section, and we went over causal reasoning, weakens questions, and strengthens questions in the logical reasoning section."
"During this session, we continued to work on the games section of the test, completing several games together. The student also worked on reading comprehension, and we discussed strategy for reading comprehension as she feels that it is something she can score really well on if she has more time."
"We reviewed answers to reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions from a practice test in the student's prep guide. We discussed law school application strategies, and the advisability of postponing LSAT to a later date."